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Old 08-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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question on brakes

have a 2002 ford E-350 EB... what are the best brakes and rotors for this vehicle.. rangerrick2
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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have a 2002 ford E-350 EB... what are the best brakes and rotors for this vehicle.. rangerrick2
Is it a Quigley 4x4 conversion, if so be aware that the front rotors can't be bought over the counter, they need to be machine to clear the ABS sensor. Contact Tiger at Quigley for more info (and they sell the rotors).

On my old van I had Hawk LTS pads, and some cryo-treated rotors (brand escapes me right now).
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On my old van I had Hawk LTS pads, and some cryo-treated rotors (brand escapes me right now).
PowerSlot?
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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Re: question on brakes

I'm running Frozen Rotors from:

http://www.frozenrotors.com/

and Performance Friction Z-Rated pads from the same place.

Definitely better than what came stock on the 05 F350 Axle.

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On my old van I had Hawk LTS pads, and some cryo-treated rotors (brand escapes me right now).
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Yeah PowerSlot cryo treated.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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Re: question on brakes

Brakeman super brakes for heavy equipment is what I switched to. Slightly better stopping during normal driving but a huge difference in long power stopping. Before the switched I almost got caught up in a crash coming down a hill when a guy turned to miss another vehicle. The brakes faded out and I couldn't stop in the end. Now I have much better braking for long distance high speed stopping. I also switched to the high temp brake fluid they sell.
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Re: question on brakes

Remember to be careful when changing to any “High Temp” brake fluid. Most of them are Silicone based and NOT hygroscopic (aka hydroscopic) they don’t absorb water so you end up with rust pits in your calipers over time. Stick with DOT3 and/or DOT4 and stay away from DOT5 unless you flush the brake system after every race ….. I mean trip.
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Re: question on brakes

I've silicone brake fluid for years with no water issues. Water just doesn't get into the brake system. DOT 3/4 fluid pulls water out of the air, DOT 5 does not.

That said, DOT 5 is not compatible with most ABS systems. It is too viscous and will not let the ABS work properly.

Don't use DOT 5 in any vehicle with ABS brakes, including my van.

Love DOT 5 in my motorcycle brake systems.

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Remember to be careful when changing to any “High Temp” brake fluid. Most of them are Silicone based and NOT hygroscopic (aka hydroscopic) they don’t absorb water so you end up with rust pits in your calipers over time. Stick with DOT3 and/or DOT4 and stay away from DOT5 unless you flush the brake system after every race ….. I mean trip.
Well I hope they know what they're talking about or there will be lots of ambulance and fire equipment around having problems including my van Good point though.
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Love DOT 5 in my motorcycle brake systems.

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Me too ... MOTUL!

http://www.motul.com/us/en-US/products/77?f[application]=144&f[range]=21

(A bit pricey)

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